Calli has a new show opening tonight. Another prolific friend. 🙂 But one who always has time for fun and teaching. I showed you Calli and I playing on her Stylish Carriage. I now have my OWN shopping cart. More to come on THAT. So I’m not really sure when Calli has time to take the insightful and provocative photos that I love so much, but I guess if you never sleep, you have time to work AND play. And teach friends about AOs. *grin* You are great, Calli! I will do my best to make that opening but oh my – that is LATE for me. Especially as I am writing this at 2am SLT.

Juxtaposed: verb -placed side by side, often for comparison

Juxtaposed – an exhibit of unretouched SL images by Callipygian Christensen and Bakersfield Kidd.

Two SL photographers using the same set of tools – the SL interface snapshot function and windlight graphics, with no post production. While one might expect similar results, one look at Calli’s rugged cliff face in Error, beside Baker’s rugged boxer’s face, with its bruises and cuts will dispell that notion. The two styles are very different, and juxtaposed they demonstrate the flexibility the SL graphics functions provide.

Bakersfield is an SL photographer, Live performer, Writer and Blogger.

” My style in photography is more of a Pulp/ Trash Art blend that is heavily influenced by cinema and comic books. Ive worked professionally, both as a writer and photographer for most of my adult life, its a passion that i try my best to transcend into my work here in SL. I shoot raw ‘in World’ captures. Everything you see in the pics is exactly how i see it on my screen when i shoot. I really suck at Photoshop, to be frank about it. So, I do my best to twist and tweak and accelerate the interface of SL, and the rest is just lighting and compostion that ive learned in real life. I get alot out of shooting this way both cause it suits my abilities naturally, but also i like showing people what is still available if you want to shoot raw, no photoshop’n and no post production.”

Callipygian has been shooting images in SL for almost 3 years.

“I’ve come full circle it seems. I started out with images using no post-production (Photoshop was not part of my vocabulary back then :), but I learned to use Photoshop to create windlight skies and skin tones long before they existed in SL. Now that windlight exists, I still use Photoshop to ‘cleanup’ a lot of my images- taking out the odd angles and sharp points created by SL poseballs and avatar mesh, tweaking the images for depth of colour and realism. Windlight has let me revisit unretouched images, and I am enjoying the exploration of what can be done to create glorious sunsets and lush landscapes within SL alone.”

Juxtaposed will be on exhibit at the Museum of SL Photography from June 19 through July 12.


An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 19 from 8 – 9.30 PM, SL time. Join us for live ‘lumpy’ jazz as Kyle Beltran plays his unique blend of original, classic and contemporary favourites, start some lively discussion and view some beautiful art.

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “Juxtaposition”

  1. Thanks for always being so supportive Ahuva – and sharing what I know, and fun times like riding the stylish carriage, or having my poor avatar back broken by Oura’s lousy shopping cart skills are a lot of the point of SL for me 🙂 As for taking those pictures *laugh* when I am standing anywhere for more than a moment my camera is rarely where I am – how I see SL is a constantly shifting view as I cam around going ‘oh..*click*..OHHHH *click*..OMG..*click* 🙂

  2. roflmao…. Oh Calli always so dramatic! We pulled your head out from between the bars, and Ahuva pulled your legs – straightened you right out again 🙂

    I can’t wait to shop with you ladies again. I had a blast.

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